Slader, John M.

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SLADER, John M. British, b. 1924. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Evans & Reid Co. Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, navigating officer of merchant shipping, 1940-48; Vantona Textiles Ltd., London, import/export manager, 1949-70; Vantona International Ltd., London, export director, 1971- 76; Compton Webb Ltd., export director, 1977-81. Publications: Dicky Slader: The Exmoor Pedlar Poet, 1963; Days of Renown, 1965; Downalong the Exe, 1966; The Churches of Devon, 1968; The Red Duster at War: A History of the Merchant Navy During the Second World War, 1988; The Fourth Service: Merchantmen at War, 1939-1945, 1994; British Merchant Ship Losses in World War II: Lifeline of the World, 1997. Contributor to regional newspapers and magazines. Address: 5 Station Rd., Govilon, Abergavenny NP7 9RG, Wales.